4:55am... Way too early ;-)
I did get on the treadmill last night for an hour. It has to be better than just sitting watching TV right?
Went for a run yesterday (1st time with watch on) and just been having a look through some stats from Garmin connect. It's saying I was in zone 5 for 35 minutes and zone 4 & zone 3 for 5 minutes each. I'm guessing this is rather wrong so what is the best way to correct this or should I not really worry about it?
My VO2 shows as 48 and it says my fitness age is 20 which seems unlikely lol so not sure if it's just gimmicky stats or it's been setup incorrectly and I need to do some running tests to find max heart rate?
Was good to have the watch although I found I just kept checking it for pace/time at first so a little distracting
As mentioned previously, it's pretty easy for new runners to think running has to be hard and so will often run at a higher perceived effort level than is actually beneficial (without suffering too many downsides as runs are short/infrequent). Your cadence also seems low for your pace suggesting you may be taking longer strides than is "best" (although by no means is it guaranteed, i think Mo Farah has a cadence of 160 and look at how quick he is!)
Your HR starts off lowish and jumps quite early on, which corresponds with a jump in pace and then never recovers, presumably due to lack of a sufficient base level of endurance fitness.
What i'd suggest would be to have a play with the data screens on your watch, create one with just HR and Time and then next time you run just try and keep HR under 160 as an initial goal (ideally under 150), without your watch telling you your pace you'll be less conscious of trying to run at whatever pace you think you should run at
Sorry, CBA to read passed pages If your going off HR by the watch along forget it, you might as well pick a number divide by 3 add 5 then take square root for your HR, get a strap. Wrist based activity is useless other than walking around with air pods pretending to exercise and determining resting heart rate. They are not expensive and well worth it if you are keen to improve via HR training.
Hehe I am sure people get sick of me saying this but Google 80/20 running then buy the book. If you want to run longer distances than 5k eventually it's the best way to train. At least for us non pros.